On the 28th May at the LMS pilgrimage to Our Lady at West Grinstead as a Recessional hymn we will be singing the Salve Mater the great 11th century Marian hymn in Mode V. I am hoping this hymn will be on the Mass sheets so everyone can join it.
Salve mater misericórdiae, Mater Dei, et mater véniae,
Mater spei, et mater gratiae. Mater plena sanctae laetitie, O Maria!
Hail, mother of mercy, Mother of God, and Mother of pardon, Mother of hope, and Mother of grace, Mother full of holy joy, O Mary!
A rather polished recording with tons of reverb.
I rather like this recording – it’s those Spanish monks. More gusto
The score in square notation
The score in modern notation
If you know anymore about the history of this hymn then drop me a comment.